Mia was born and raised in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. She is a graduate from Kiiliinik High School, class of 2014. She currently serves as a youth mentor for Ikaarvik, a program which brings together Arctic researchers and Inuit youth to bridge science and Traditional Knowledge so that they can both benefit each other. She is also a Board Member of the Ikaluktutiak District Education Authority. When she’s not at work, Mia enjoys going out fishing, hunting and spending time with her family. Mia joined the Board as a Junior Technical Advisor in October 2016.